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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Adventures in Atlanta

Last week I attended a conference in Atlanta so jam-packed with information there was barely a chance to leave the building. The enormous hotel pictured above served as our mini-world: meeting place, restaurant, and bedroom. I didn't even poke my nose outside until late Wednesday evening.

That night we got a chance to sneak out and see the city. We decided to go to Ted Turner's restaurant when the concierge told us it was a "short walk down to the corner and across the street". He failed to mention, however, just how many corners and street crossings this would actually involve. I believe it must have been at least 21 blocks later before we huffed and puffed our way through the restaurant door. Our walking tour of Atlanta revealed one important fact about the has a lot of steep hills.

Fact #2 about Atlanta. It has an airport the size of Rhode Island. The only swift way to get from one end to the other is via a shuttle that literally whisks passengers from gate to gate. If you don't hang on, prepare to fall down (speaking from experience). 

After a lengthy weather flight delay, I finally got back home late Thursday night. Add in more meetings on Friday and it's been a long, hectic week. Right now Indy is napping in my lap and Bogey is purring like a freight train. What was it Dorothy once said? 

Oh yes...there's no place like home.


Unknown said...

What a busy week. Glad you are back home. Have a serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Sketching with Dogs said...

Looks like a very exciting place to someone who lives in a tiny town in Yorkshire! Glad you had some fun mixed in with work.
Lynne x

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

You were here in my neck of the woods! We live about 30 miles north of Atlanta. Yes, the airport is HUGE. The trains are generally well run and efficient, so although it might not be the most pleasant way to get around, it beats walking the distance from gate to gate. Glad you enjoyed your stay here in the city of trees!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Nice business trip. Mom really liked Atlanta but the police man said don't go out at night
Benny & Lily

Linda O'Connell said...

I would love to be going somewhere. Sounds like you had a busy time.

haopee said...

Does this mean you're back? Well, at least you had the time of your life. And that's all that matters.

By the way, I miss you guys.

Ryker said...

Yep, I love my home and there is no place I would rather be (except maybe on a sunny beach!).

Donna Volkenannt said...

How true: The airport in Atlanta is huge. Glad to hear you had a good time on your trip, but I agree; there's no place like home.